Arts/Culture

Barber Shop Chronicles: why the barbershop is sacred space

Masculinity, Mandela and motherland: Ellams' bold play pulls back the curtain on barbershops across the world.

Planet Plastic: A spoken word protest urging us to stop trashing Planet Earth

During a week of mass protests taking place in our capital, writer Natasha Batorijs shares 'Planet Plastic' her own protest...

Waves of Plastic: Behind the lens with photographer Mandy Barker

Sumaya and Asmaa quiz Mandy on her artistic practice and ask why her work is so vital when it comes...

Ten essential rules for watching a drag show (by a real-life drag queen)

A handy list of ways not to make a fool of yourself when you're watching a drag show.

‘Really? You want to study that?’: in defence of creative careers

Sumaya delivers the ultimate pep talk on the importance of pursuing your dream job

Uncovering queer histories: an afternoon with performer Tom Marshman

The Rife team interviews the LGBTQ+ theatre-maker on spirits, seances and aristocracy.
Arts/Culture / History / / Cohort 9

Philosophy should be taught in primary schools

Aaron ruminates on why he reckons the infamously lofty subject should be taught to younger children

Why are we so bad at talking about family illness?

When Tim found out about her mum's cancer, she felt paralysed.
Arts/Culture / Film / Social Issues / / Tim Lo

Somebody's Child: an expression of love

Tim’s debut solo film is an expression of love created in response to her mother’s illness.
Art / Arts/Culture / Bristol / Film / / Tim Lo

BUTTERFLY: a new play uncovering untold queer stories in Bristol

Director Sam Jones talks us through his play about queer stories that have been purposely buried - until now The...
Arts/Culture / Bristol / / Rife Editor